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Carl's Tavern

) #17 of 120 Restaurants in Steamboat Springs ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164
+1 970-761-2060
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (32 reviews)
“wings” (55 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164
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111 - 120 of 596 reviews

Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Well, first of all we got there about 6:00pm and they ask if we had reservations and no we didn't said it would be about a 2 hour wait. So we sat in car and tried to decide what and where we wanted to go....More

Thank 60Grammy25
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We all lived this place. The veggie quinoa burger and steak salad were fantastic!!! Kids loved the games and food. Our server was great!

Thank Jasper1631
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Great location. Service was good; food was terrible. The grilled artichoke was inedible as was the crispy chicken. Onion soup was meh.

1  Thank SB94903
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Varied menu, delicious food, reasonable prices, great service, clean restrooms, difficult parking. Call ahead to reserve a table. Steamboat is crowded the last week of July so be ready to battle the crowds. The town desperately needs more parking.

Thank broadview1944
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We came here late in the afternoon on a hot day. Enjoyed a beer and chicken wings, which were probably the best ones we have tasted. Service excellent and fast.

Thank Vicki L
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Seating for 8 is not always an easy task, but Carl's handled it brilliantly and we were able to sit outside (per our request) and we enjoyed a great dinner on an even perfect evening... Thanks

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Carl's is one of our local go to places - probably eat lunch there every couple of weeks and have never had a bad meal or deal. Their happy hour is pretty awesome and specials during off-season keep us coming back, especially when the others...More

Thank Val C
Reviewed 20 July 2016

It was a great surprise to find this place on our way home after a camping trip and we ordered the chicken wings which are the best we have had in years yes years and the French dip was delicious. Yes its a bit pricey...More

Thank SheriKonaHawaii
Reviewed 18 July 2016

server great, food great, food choices and bar good, good prices, service a little slow because of kitchen problems but would go back.

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took a date night to Carl's and enjoyed an evening at the bar drinking from a great cocktail menu (order the Gypsy). There were friendly couples all around to talk to and the atmosphere was top notch. Great for social young...More

Thank RenaissanceHerbert
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Nearby Attractions
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.26 km away
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.18 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 28
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Yampa Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5164
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-761-2060
A place for the hungry. The thirsty. The legendary.Some people actually think the Wright Brothers perfected human flight. Around here, we all know better. Carl Howelsen turned Steamboat into a playground, skis into wings, and mustaches into an art form. His adventurous spirit is our inspiration - and Carl’s Tavern is a place for adventurous spirits to call home. Here, the hospitality is genuine, the beer is cold, and the food is made from scratch. So come as you are, make yourself at home, and share a few of your own legendary stories. Just don’t try to one-up Carl; you’ll hurt yourself.
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